Easy Italian dinner rolls are fantastic and they don’t require time to rise so you can whip them up and have them on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Just when I think I know everything about someone, like my husband who doesn’t cook much, he surprises me and creates an amazing Italian-flavored dinner roll from one of my favorite recipes.
Then he surprises me again the next night when he makes special gluten and egg-free batch for me.
The gluten and egg-free rolls have less browning on top. The browning is actually caused by the egg wash that is brushed on before baking. But besides all that glamour…mine were great!
To Make Easy Italian Dinner Rolls You Will Need These Ingredients:
- Dry yeast
- Warm water (about 105F)
- All-purpose flour, I use unbleached. For gluten-free use a gluten-free flour blend. I prefer Pamela’s Gluten-Free Artesian Flour Blend, King Arthur Measure-For-Measure Gluten-Free Flour, or Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour.
- Minced garlic
- Garlic salt
- Italian seasoning
- Small egg or melted non-dairy butter for plant-based diets and egg-free
Yum, they are fantastic.
By the way, these rolls are amazing with soup. Try this savory beef minestrone.
Italian Flavored Quick Dinner Rolls
- 1 1/2 tsp. dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water about 105F
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour ~ optional gluten-free flour blend. See my preferences in notes.
- 1 heaping Tbsp minced garlic.
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1 heaping tsp of Italian seasoning
- up to 2 Tbsp extra water for gluten-free
- 1 small egg ~ beaten ~ or melted non-dairy butter for plant-based diets and egg-free.
- Preheat oven to 450In a medium-sized bowl pour in warm water and sprinkle yeast over the water.
- Stir to dissolve. Let sit a minute.
- Add salt and sugar; stir to blend. Then add garlic, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and flour and mix well.
- Add more flour if necessary to form the dough into a nice ball.
- Knead the dough for about 3 minutes until fairly smooth. Add flour to the work area as needed.
- Divide the ball of dough into 4 sections.
- Shape your dough into pretzels or other creative shapes.
- Lay rolls on a greased baking sheet or prepare the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Brush each shape lightly with an egg being careful not to get the egg on the pan because it will cause the bottom of the roll to burn. If on a plant-based diet or on an egg-free diet, use melted Earth Balance.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Check after 10 minutes. The gluten-free rolls usually bake for 12 minutes.
These are my “go-to” gluten-free baking blends that work very well when substituting all-purpose flour.